If the Coneheads from Saturday Night Live followed Minnesota high school football, they would be among the mass quantities of fans who packed Aerie Stadium Friday night to see the host Eden Prairie Eagles take advantage of five Wayzata turnovers to rout the Trojans 49-14.
The Eagles didn't take long to open up the scoring after a Trojan fumble spotted the ball at the one yard line. Dan Fisher ran the ball in for a touchdown. Quarterback Ryan Connolly scored on a 10 yard keeper and scored another after starting on the Wayzata 12 yard line due to another Trojan turnover.
Not all of Eden Prairie's first quarter points were scored on offense. Alex Ihrke's interception began the next drive at the Wayzata 10 yard line and ended when fisher scored his second one yard touchdown run. Ray Wilson wrapped up the first quarter scoring when he ran down the left side of the field like a car going down Highway 212 for a 66 yard touchdown. The Eagles, the top ranked team in Class 6A, led by 35.
In the second quarter, Trojan trouble continued as Bill Koop's 35 yard interception put the Eagles up by 42. But lo and behold, Wayzata, ranked third in Class 6A, finally ended Eden Prairie's run on Tanner Bedard's one yard touchdown run.
Now to the second half. The Eagles ended the scoring in the third quarter on Connelly's 19 yard touchdown pass to Zach Hovey.
The Trojans added another touchdown in the fourth quarter on a second one yard run from Bedard.
Fisher left the game in the third quarter due to a head injury.
Eden Prairie improved their record to 6-0 and ends the regular season on Wednesday, October 16 at Hopkins. Wayzata fell to 4-2 and will also wrap up the regular season on the 16th as the host the Minnetonka Skippers. Both games at 7 PM.